World Extreme Cagefighting announced today the signing of undefeated lightweight fighter Tiequan “The Mongolian Wolf” Zhang of Beijing, China. Zhang, who will take on “The Ultimate Fighter” alum Alex Karalexis in his debut on Sept. 30 in Broomfield, Colo., becomes the first fighter from mainland China to fight in the WEC.
WEC General Manager, Reed Harris [...]
WEC 50 was on tonight at The Palms Hotel in Nevada, and once again it was a good show. In the Bantamweight title match, Dominick Cruz won a split decision over challenger Joseph Benavidez to retain his championship. Here are the quick results from the event:
Danny Castillo defeats Dustin Poirier by Unanimous Decision
Fredson Paixao defeats [...]
At first it didn’t look like it was going to happen, but now it’s official.
Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner will indeed return to action on September 30 and face an old foe as Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone steps in to oppose him on the Colorado card as part of WEC 51.
The bout was confirmed to [...]
The anticipated rematch between former WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner and fellow 155-pound contender Donald Cerrone is in the works for “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” on September 30 in Broomfield, Colorado.
In their first meeting at WEC 38 in January 2009, Varner was unable to continue from an illegal knee by Cerrone in the fifth [...]
The Quick Results for WEC49, as they happen at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This post is updated frequently so check back!
* Jamie Varner vs. Kamal Shalorus – split draw (27-29, 29-27, 28-28)
* Mark Hominick def. Yves Jabouin via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:21
* Josh Grispi def. L.C. Davis via submission [...]
WEC has successfully sorted out their fighters’ injury problems and is finally ready with a shuffled match cards. The promotion authorities now must be breathing easy after being able to resolve the problems with just one week in hand before their return to Versus airwaves. It popped up as a serious trouble when recent injuries [...]Share
The MMA trained Bantamweight WEC fighter Frank Gomez has recently suffered an undisclosed injury during training that has now forced him to pull himself out from a previously scheduled bout at WEC 46 against Wagnney Fabiano. This injury shocker was first reported in Mauro Ranallo’s “The MMA Show” and MMASpark correspondents had later confirmed the [...]Share
Injury has now become a serious concern in MMA sports and WEC must not be a happy company these days. The promotions of this brand are facing serious setbacks as the pre-scheduled matches are being cancelled and more and more fighters are getting sidelined due to injuries. Just a few days before WEC 46, injury [...]Share
Anthony Njokuani, Brad Pickett, Ed Ratcliff, Donald Cerrone, Scott Jorgensen and Takeya Mizugaki of WEC seem to have got their Christmas present a little early! They all have earned fight night bonuses for their incredible performance in “WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff” event on last Saturday. Jorgensen and Mizugaki were awarded with a second “Fight [...]Share
The irritating problem of injury is gradually taking over WEC as well. More and more superstars are getting injured here which is compelling the authorities to make changes in already announced bouts. The newest member in this list is Yves Jabouin. This Featherweight fighter is now forced to withdraw his name from an already scheduled [...]Share